Don’t Gobble Gobble Me: 2018 Guide to a Vegan Thanksgiving in DC

Don’t Gobble Gobble Me: 2018 Guide to a Vegan Thanksgiving in DC
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Have you ever considered a Vegan Thanksgiving? It’s never been easier or tastier to be vegan during the holidays! Here’s your handy DC guide to a compassionate Thanksgiving feast!


Upcoming Vegan Thanksgiving Events:


Poplar Spring Thanksgiving WITH the Turkeys in Poolesville, MD

This Saturday, November 17th is your chance to dine with friendly rescued turkeys at the annual Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary Thanksgiving WITH the Turkeys and stick around to watch Poplar’s rescued pigs chow down on pumpkins! This potluck is the event of the season! Attendees should bring a vegan (no meat, dairy, or eggs) dinner or dessert item to serve 8 people. A $10.00 donation is suggested to benefit the rescued animals at Poplar Spring. Children under age 16 are free.


VSDC’s Vegan Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving Day in Washington, DC

Join VSDC on Thanksgiving Day for a vegan feast. A mouthwatering 5-course menu awaits Thanksgiving diners. The event, held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC this year will feature nutritionist, Ruby Lathon, as guest speaker. Plus there will be door prizes and kids’ activities.



Host an impressive Thanksgiving feast with these vegan catering options:


NuVegan’s Holiday Catering menu options range from an herb-infused seitan roast to their classic mac and cheese. Be sure to order by November 19!


The Land of Kush is accepting catering orders until November 20. Call 410-225-5874 or email order to!


DC Vegan Catering: Lentil pecan croquettes are some of the highlights of this catering menu. Order by November 18!


Sticky Fingers / Fare Well: Orders for Thanksgiving dinners for four include gluten-free options at this popular bakery/diner duo. This being Sticky Fingers, you’ll want to add a traditional apple pie, a holiday cookie tin and/or cake to your order! Order by November 18!


Roots Market Holiday Catering Menu is completely vegan and features Vegan ‘Chicken’ Pot Pie, Agave-Dijon Kale, Coconut Caramel Sweet Potato Pie, and so much more! Place your order today and SAVE 10% on orders of $75 when you pay in full!


O Earth Creamery & Bakehouse is always gluten-free and all pies can be made vegan! Choose from Salted Caramel Crumble Apple Pie, Pear Almond Tart, Caramelized Cranberry Cornmeal Cake, and more. Fill out the order form here. Deadline to place your order is November 19 at 6pm!



Dangerous PiesGo here to place your vegan pie order by midnight November 18!


Sweeet– Vegan baked goods by Robin Walker. Taking orders for amazing cookies and cupcakes. Call 301-318-1923 to place your order by Saturday November 17!


Vegan Treats: So they aren’t local, but they ship! Place your order for delicious vegan cannolis by midnight, November 18!



Not in the mood to cook on Thanksgiving, but still want a cruelty-free meal? These restaurants in the DMV are open on Thanksgiving:


Washington, DC

Equinox is taking reservations for Thanksgiving Day and offering a three-course Thanksgiving Dinner for $75 per person with clearly marked vegan options. Make reservations here.

Khepra’s Raw Food & Juice Bar is open on Thanksgiving Day! Reservations are required. Call (202) 803-2063 to reserve your spot!

Rasika will be open at their two locations (Penn Quarter and West End) with vegan options on their regular menu available.



(Baltimore) L’Eau de Vie Organic Brasserie is hosting a vegan, reservation-only, prix fixe, 3 course dinner on Thanksgiving day. Call 443-759-8758 to make your reservation. View the menu here. $45 dollars per person.

(College Park) Everlasting life café– Open 11 AM – 5 PM on Thanksgiving day with a special celebratory meal. Also taking catering orders ( with 48 hours advance).

(Langley Park) Woodlands Restaurant is an all vegetarian Indian restaurant with many delicious vegan options and they are open on Thanksgiving Day.

(Silver Spring) Vegetable Garden is open on Thanksgiving Day  with their popular, all vegan Chinese food menu.



(Falls Church) Loving Hut will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11AM to 8:30PM with their  all vegan a la carte menu and a buffet.

(Herndon) Greenfare is open on Thanksgiving Day serving a delicious buffet feast! Reservations accepted until Friday, November 16.



Cooking at home? Cook up Compassion with this Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving Menu featuring recipes from!

Pictured: Festive Loaded Baked Potato, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Roasted Vegetable Salad, & Chipotle Parmesan Cornbread.



Want to stay home and keep it real simple? These items can be found in most grocery stores and are easy to whip up in your kitchen:


Mains: Pair these items with some frozen veggies and you’re all set!


Field Roast Celebration Roast


Trader Joe’s Breaded Stuffed Roast with Gravy

Tofurky Glazed Ham Roast


Gardein Holiday Roast

Sides: Prepare these according to the label instructions or get creative.


Daiya Cheezy Mac


Whole Foods 365 Multigrain Vegan Stuffing


Desserts: Many frozen fruit pies in grocery stores are accidentally vegan. Check the labels on Claim Jumper, Marie Callender, and Sara Lee pies!

Claim Jumper Razzleberry Pie

Daiya Cheezecake

Don’t forget to top your pies and pudding with Coco Whip!




Before you get started on your Vegan Thanksgiving planning, consider these fascinating facts about turkeys! Cheers to a cruelty-free celebration.

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